How much salt to boil 30 pounds of peanuts?

How much salt do you use for 30 pounds of peanuts?

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Oct 15, 2016
It depends on the amount of water used
by: Boiled Peanut World

The amount of salt needed to boil 3 pounds, 30 pounds, or 300 pounds of peanuts depends on the amount of water used, not the weight of the peanuts. It is the concentration of the salt in the water that determines the saltiness of boiled peanuts.

Our recommendation is to start with 1/2 cup of salt per gallon of water used. Adjust the amount of salt to your taste.

Read more about the amount of salt required to boil peanuts here.


May 04, 2017
Good Gobers
by: John Boy

I've been boiling green peanuts for a lot of years. I use 3 pounds of salt per bushel which is 35 pounds, and boil for at least 3 hrs.

Jun 18, 2017
boiled peanuts
by: Anonymous

I cook peanuts by the bag and use a 100qt pot. I usually add a box of salt and about 1/2 box of rock salt to the pot. I boil for about 2 hours then let cool overnight in the pot. They usually come out great. I bag them in 1 gallon ziplock bags and put them in freezer. When I want some I get a bag out and either boil them for a few minutes or eat them cold. They are good either way.


Aug 25, 2017
peanut salt
by: Anonymous

I boil my peanuts from green and add a box of salt regular table salt and a box of rock salt for a 35 lb bag of peanuts. I boil them for about 1.5 hours at a rolling boil then turn off and let soak for about 1 hour before bagging them up in quart zip lock bags for freezer.

The last time I boiled them using a box of regular salt and a box of kosher salt along with one bag of zatarans crab boil. They were good but I think I prefer the rock salt recipe over the kosher salt and crab boil using the 100 quart pot with water up to within 3" of the top the crab boil wasn't really noticeable but being the first time using it I didn't want to mess up 35# of peanuts to try it.


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